Carjacking suspect surrenders after standoff with Oakland police

Bay City News
A carjacking suspect who was barricaded inside a home in Oakland's Highland Terrace neighborhood Tuesday afternoon has surrendered, police said.

A second suspect who fled at the same time remains at large.

Officers first spotted two suspects in a stolen vehicle in the 2100 block of East 24th Street at 10:25 a.m., police spokeswoman Officer
Johnna Watson said.

When police tried to detain the suspects, they both ran and one of the suspects barricaded himself inside a residence, Watson said.

Police set up a perimeter and called in the department's SWAT team and a helicopter.

Hostage negotiators made contact with the suspect and after many hours talked him into coming out of the residence and surrendering, Watson
said.

Surrounding homes were evacuated and streets closed in the area during the standoff. Police are still doing security checks and are asking vehicular and pedestrian traffic to avoid the area.
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